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Peru Business Group Praises Arrest of Anti-Mining Governor

Peru’s biggest business group praised the judiciary for arresting the anti-mining regional president of Cajamarca, who is accused of corruption allegations. The president of Confiep, Alfonso Garcia-Miro, said that Cajamarca Regional president Gregorio Santos should be held to account for causing poverty in Peru’s poorest department. “He hasn’t just committed […]

New Marches Held Against Minas Conga Project

Opponents of a multi-billion dollar mining project in northern Peru held another march on Friday to reiterate their criticism of the project. Newspaper El Comercio reported that some 500 people marched through the city of Cajamarca to oppose the $5 billion Minas Conga copper and gold project. Police said the […]

Minas Conga Opponents Hold Protests, Destroy Property

Opponents of the Minas Conga copper and gold project in northern Peru held protests Thursday, and invaded the mine project’s property and destroyed infrastructure, according to the owner of the project, Minera Yanacocha. Yanacocha said in a statement that some 750 people participated in the protest. According to Yanacocha, the […]

Confiep: Suspension of Large Investment Projects an ‘Irreversible Problem’

Confiep: Suspension of Large Investment Projects an ‘Irreversible Problem’

The postponement of some large-scale investment projects in Peru has created an “irreversible problem” for the Andean nation, according to the head of the business association Confiep, Alfonso Garcia-Miró, according to daily El Comercio. “I think that a lot of damage has been done to Peru. Some, a few people, […]